Friday, May 16, 2014

"Science and the UFO controversy" and "The OZ Files" columns in the UFOlogist and "UFO Truth" magazines

I have columns in both these magazines - A review of Dr. B. Timothy Pennington's book "Science, Skeptics and UFOs" and commentary on the "Close Encounters" TV series I have been involved with; Comments on "Science, Skeptics and UFOs" and some ball lightning encounters in my "OZ Files" column in UFO Truth magazine.
Both publications are worth your support:

Something Intelligent This Way Comes

An intriguing article has been just published in the peer reviewed Journal of Astrobiology: "Something Intelligent this Way Comes" which includes the following quote: 
"... as a society we have difficulty dealing with the possibility that intelligent life may reach us first and may have already done so."
The author - Robert Powell, a friend, a co-author with me & others on the book "UFOs and Government" and research director of MUFON. The word UFO doesn't appear in this peer reviewed article, but this is a nice stealthy alternative, seemingly acceptable to current mainstream scientific sensibilities.
Nice one Robert. Congratulations.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Australian Chief Defence Scientist Dr. John Farrands and UFOs

From the UFO Truth magazine just out - Issue 6 - April 2014 - the first 2 pages of my 5 page OZ Files column, covering contact I had with the late Dr. John Farrands - the Australian Chief Defence Scientist from 1971 to 1977 and head of the Australian government's Department of Science from 1977 to 1982. He had a strong interest in UFOs: